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New SAFe® 5.0 Introduction White Paper

New SAFe® 5.0 Introduction White Paper

SAFe Updates

Hello folks, We’re pleased to announce the release of the SAFe 5.0 Introduction white paper. You can download it here. This white paper provides an overview of SAFe 5.0, the Big Picture graphic, the seven core competencies, and the values, mindset, principles, and practices that guide teams to more effectively build solutions in a far leaner—and more Agile—fashion. You can use the new white paper in a couple of different ways: As an initial level of.

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An interview about SAFe, Agile and big data, and more

An interview about SAFe, Agile and big data, and more

SAFe Updates

Hi Folks, I was recently interviewed by Cisco business architect Venkat Narayan about SAFe, Agile and big data. It quickly evolved into a broader perspective on things like TQM, Lean Six Sigma and more, and most importantly (from my perspective!) why SAFe works as well as it does. I think it’s an interesting interview with one or two helpful insights. Check it out here. —Dean

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New advanced topic—Agile Workspaces

New advanced topic—Agile Workspaces

SAFe Updates

Hi all, At Scaled Agile, we’ve experienced firsthand the benefits of creating a physical working environment that supports Agile practices, and many of you have shared similar experiences with us. Our new advanced topic article on Agile Workspaces brings together these learnings and provides recommendations for creating spaces where Agile teams, ARTs, and innovation can flourish—including considerations for remote working. We’ve also seen many organizations effectively use workspaces to visualize work and improve transparency, and.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: communicating with models

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: communicating with models

SAFe Updates

Welcome to video eight in our series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile Software Engineering (ASE). In this vlog, Ken Pugh, one of our Lean-Agile thought leaders, talks about effective communication with models. Models create common understanding and alignment on what a system will do, primarily by providing a common vocabulary, overall architecture, and domain terminology. In this video, Ken introduces two kinds of models (static models and.

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You asked for it: the What’s New in SAFe 5.0 presentation is here

You asked for it: the What’s New in SAFe 5.0 presentation is here

SAFe Updates

Since we announced the SAFe 5.0 preview at the Global SAFe® Summit, a lot of people have asked us for a presentation outlining what the new version is all about and the changes from version 4.6 to 5.0. Well, we heard you and we’re excited to announce that our What’s New in SAFe 5.0 presentation is now available to download. Use the deck to inform yourself, your organization, colleagues, and customers about the newest version of.

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Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: creating a shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development

Enabling technical agility in the Lean enterprise vlog series: creating a shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development

SAFe Updates

Welcome back to our video series designed to jump-start your understanding of the core principles and practices of Agile software engineering. In this seventh installment, Lean-Agile thought leader Ken Pugh tackles the question of how to create a shared understanding of code behavior. Customers, developers, and testers think about behavior from multiple perspectives. So, how can you avoid problems that arise when people in this triad of roles think about behavior differently? Behavior-Driven Development (BDD).

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Introducing a preview of SAFe 5.0

Introducing a preview of SAFe 5.0

Community News SAFe Updates

Hello Folks, On behalf of the entire Scaled Agile team and the SAFe Contributors, we are delighted to announce a preview of SAFe® 5.0 for Lean Enterprises. Why is this update important? Globalization, fast-moving markets, disruption, the unprecedented pace of technological innovation. Organizations know that they need to transform—now—to compete. But their existing business models, organizational hierarchy, and technology infrastructure simply can’t keep up with how quickly the company needs to adapt. Agile product delivery isn’t enough. You need business agility..

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Registration for our Lean Portfolio Management course is live!

Registration for our Lean Portfolio Management course is live!

Portfolio SAFe Updates

“The Lean Portfolio Management course was incredibly useful for our implementation of SAFe at Travelport. The format and structure of the course enabled us to create our LPM implementation roadmap, and leave with next steps clearly articulated and actionable. I highly recommend this course for any organization implementing Lean portfolio management practices at scale.” —Hilla Knapke, Director, APMO and SAFe Enterprise Transformation, Travelport Following several test runs of the course and a successful and sold-out first.

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Insights on the state of business agility in the SAFe world

Insights on the state of business agility in the SAFe world

SAFe Updates

At the recent 2019 European SAFe® Summit, we did something we’ve never done before – we used the event to live-capture baseline metrics to determine how close organizations are to achieving true business (not just technical) agility. After Dean’s keynote presentation, we invited attendees to take a survey about business agility—and 164 of them did. To understand where the respondents were coming from, we included two questions about company size and the size of their.

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Changing the world, one PI at a time—highlights from the 2019 European SAFe® Summit

Changing the world, one PI at a time—highlights from the 2019 European SAFe® Summit

Events SAFe Updates

Humbled. Inspired. Energized. Every time I come back from a SAFe Summit, I feel all of these things. And I can tell you why in just one sentence: SAFe companies are changing the world, one PI at a time. Just the week before last at the 2019 European SAFe Summit, we all learned how teams on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project are using SAFe to build the world’s largest radio telescope to explore the.

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